Daily routine in Portuguese

Ejemplo para describir nuestra rutina diaria en portugués: Todos os dias eles se divertem depois da aula.

Shall we learn the vocabulary to describe your daily routine in Portuguese?
What is your daily routine? What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Daily routine in Portuguese

What defines a routine? Habits, appointments, activities, actions that you do on a daily basis, right? To communicate and learn a new language such as Portuguese it is very important to know how to talk about these types of things.

To describe your daily routine in Portuguese you will need to know some specific words and expressions as well as certain verbs and adverbs. That’s what we are going to learn in this Portuguese lesson.

Verbs to describe a daily routine in Portuguese

Acordar Wake up
Levantar Get up
Tomar café Eat breakfast
Fazer o café Make breakfast
Escovar os dentes Brush the teeth
Tomar banho Take a shower
Ir Go
Almoçar Have lunch
Jantar Have dinner
Dormir Sleep
Trabalhar Work
Se vestir Get dressed
Se arrumar Get ready
Chegar Arrive
Sair Leave
Ir se deitar Go to bed
Assistir TV Watch TV
Malhar/ se exercitar Workout 
Estudar Study 
Conversar Talk to
Sair com os amigos Go out with friends
Ler Read
Fazer compras Go shopping 
Passear com o cachorro Walk the dog 
Pentear o cabelo Comb your hair
Se barbear Shave 
Passar maquiagem Put on makeup
Voltar Return
Pegar o ônibus/metrô Take the bus/subway
Comer Eat
Beber Drink

Adverbs to describe a daily routine in Portuguese

To talk about your routine you must know the adverbs so you can say how often you do a specific thing. Let’s learn:

Cedo Early
Tarde Late
De manhã In the morning
À tarde In the afternoon
À noite At night
Hoje Today
Antes Before
Depois After
Às vezes Sometimes
Sempre Always
Nunca Never
Raramente Rarely
Normalmente Normally
Geralmente Usually
Diariamente Daily
Em seguida Afterwards



Days of the week

Now you know what to say and you can say how often you do something, but can you specify on which day of the week you do each thing? Studying in Brazil can be a part of you weekly routine!

Segunda-feira Monday
Terça-feira Tuesday
Quarta-fera Wednesday
Quinta-feira Thursday
Sexta-feira Friday
Sábado Saturday
Domingo Sunday

Example about daily routine in Portuguese

Let’s see a small text that describes the daily routine of a carioca. Let’s read the text below:

Todo os dias eu acordo às 7 da manhã, levanto, tomo banho, me arrumo, tomo café da manhã e saio de casa para trabalhar. Sempre vou para o trabalho de ônibus. A viagem leva 30 minutos mais ou menos. Ao meio-dia, eu almoço e converso um pouco com os meus colegas. Geralmente vamos a um restaurante perto do trabalho. Eu trabalho até as 5 da tarde. Eu sempre pego um ônibus lotado para voltar pra casa. Quando chego em casa, janto e depois pratico esportes na academia. A academia fica muito perto da minha casa então eu vou e volto a pé. Depois da academia como um sanduíche natural e bebo um açaí com banana. Geralmente, durmo às 10 horas da noite.

Translation of the text

Everyday I wake up at 7 in the morningget up, take a shower, get dressed, have breakfast and leave my house to go to work. I always go to work by bus. Commuting takes roughly 30 minutes. At noon I have lunch and talk to my colleagues a little bit. We usually go to a restaurant close to work. I work until 5 in the afternoon. I always catch a packed bus on my way home. When I arrive home, I have dinner and after that I practice sports at the gym. The gym is very close to my house, so I go and come back on foot. After the gym I eat a sandwich and drink an açaí with banana. Usually, I go to sleep at 10 o’clock at night

What about you? How is your daily routine?
Did you know that most cariocas use Facebook before going to bed? It is part of our routine to be always connected! Are you like that too?

Until the next Dica, friends!


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